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Preservation News

Jane Hedberg Prepared by Jane Hedberg for the College Libraries Committee, Commission on Preservation and Access

Stanford develops preservation fact sheet for scholarsStanford University Libraries has developed a fact sheet on what scholars can do to promote preservation of li- brary materials. It was dis- tributed by Stanford staff at the Modern Language Asso- ciation Annual Convention in December 1991. Free copies are available from the Commission on Preservation and Access, 1400 16th Street, N.W., Suite 740, Washington, DC 20036-2217; (202) 939-3400. Duplication or adaptation is encouraged.

Clareson reports on highlights of three ALA preservation meetingsThe ALA Midwinter activities of three groups, the Cooperative Preservation Programs Discussion Group, the Preservation of Library Materials Section (PLMS) Task Force on Preservation Education Needs, and the PLMS Discussion Group, have been summarized in AMIGOS Agenda & OCLC Connection by Tom Clareson, AMIGOS preservation service manager. For free copies contact Tom at AMIGOS, 12200 Park Central Dr., Suite 500, Dallas, TX 75251; (800) 843-8482.

NARA publication provides information on preservation photocopyingA National Archives and Record Administration 1990 publication, Archival Copies of Thermofax, Verifax, and Other Unstable Records (Technical Information Paper, no. 5), contains valuable information on photocopying and photocopiers, according to the Science Panel of the Commission on Preservation and Access. It covers the photocopying process, its suitability for archival purposes, how to test for “archivally acceptable copy,” and a number of practical suggestions to improve any preservation photocopying program. The 31-page publication (order number PB90-171836/GAR) is available from NTIS, 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, VA 22161; (703) 487-4650. Copies cost $17.00 in paper or $9.00 in microfiche, plus a $3.00 handling fee. Orders not charged or pre- paid are subject to an additional $7.50 fee.

CPA plans preserva- tion management seminar for 1993The College Libraries Com- mittee of the Commission on Preservation and Access, in cooperation with SOLINET, Inc., is planning to offer a second Preservation Manage- ment Seminar in 1993- The first seminar was held at Washington & Lee University from July 20-27, 1991, and was judged by the 16 participants to be an overwhelming success. The 1991 program was designed to provide librarians who have part-time preservation responsibilities with strategies for preserving general collections. For more information contact SOLINET, 1438 W. Peachtree St. NW, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30309-2955; (800) 999-8558.

Submissions for this column may be made via: Internet: JHEDBERG@LUCY. WELLESLEY. EDU; Fax: (617) 239-1139; or mail: Jane Hedberg, Wellesley College Library, 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02181-8275.

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